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Dino Fiorenza - October 2003


Dino Fiorenza
Biography: I began to play the electric bass in local bands after classical studies in Europe at the age of 18. After a tour in Italy, I joined Maurizio Solieri's band, touring with him as "lead bass" for one year. Alzheimer, Nowhere, Disaster Area and Lisa's Revenge (with Ted Nugent former band member Lee Wilkerson on guitar) are a few of the bands that I recorded with as a session player before becoming a teacher in the bass department at the Lizard College of Music in Italy. During 2000, I toured all over Europe with many musicals, performing in cities like Paris, London, Rome, and Barcelona. I received a sponsorship for a signature bass by Raro Guitar Inc. and Galli strings. I produced the folk/rock band Strummula and played with the "official" Mr. Big cover band, the "Mr. Pig" group. In 2002 I joined the GD Trio with my long-time friend Jack Speciale on drums and GD on guitars and synths. I collaborate as a session player with Boston Studios (USA) and Civita's Studios (Denmark). I teach at Truefire.com and BassLessons.com. I'm also a writer for the Italian music magazine Chitarre, and I'm preparing a method for electric bass.

Gigs: Usually I don't play in a standard band setting, but I like to play all styles of music in different musical situations. Besides my band, DF Trio, which plays instrumental rock-fusion, I play with different groups within Italy including etno, jazz, hard rock, blues, and funk bands. Often I play classical music as a solo act, performing solo bass pieces utilizing polyphonic techniques on electric bass.

Recordings:
Presentation (Italian guitarist A. Quartarone)
Nowhere (progressive metal band)
Rock Progressive (Aritmie)
Emanuele Di Giorgio (Italian artist)
Disaster Area (Disaster Area LP w/Ron Keel)
Speciale Friend (GD trio compilation)
Maqam (etnomusic w/Strummula)
Classic Bass (my first solo album)

Gear: I play Raro basses and Galli strings exclusively.

Contact Information: My web site is located at DinoFiorenza.com.

Dino Fiorenza
Viale Mario Rapisardi, 314
95123 Catania
Italy